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Gulf Waterfront Home, Unique,Relaxing,30min from Tallahasse

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Beautiful Gulf setting, Large Oaks, unique waterfront home . Updated galley kitchen w.Jenn Air w/glass top and grill. Catch your dinner and dine on fresh Florida seafood. The large screened porch opens off family room, perfect for outdoor dinning and good conversations late into the evening. Also could be used for a sleeping porch. You will marvel at the sunrises and stunning sunsets. Plenty of decks for grilling and sunning Large master with study. Pull out sofa bed, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 comfortably. Fish, kayak,swim....Located just 30min south of Tallahassee

This home is the perfect place to get a way from it all and relax!

3-Day rental Fri -Sun 7-Day rental Sun-Sun preferred

Keywords: Beautiful Gulf setting, Large Oaks, unique waterfront home .Located on Florida's "Nature Coast" You will be amazed and entertained by Mother Nature at her best!.Large screened porch opens off family room, perfect for outdoor dinning and relaxing. Plenty of decks for grilling and sunning Large master with study. Pull out sofa bed, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 comfortably. Fish, kayak,swim....Boat launch near by, close to restaurants too!

This home is the perfect place to get a way from it all and relax!

More Details

Kris Hebert
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2018

About Kris Hebert

My husband and I love the water. I often kayak from the front of the house around the island. We currently live in Tallahassee, Florida and have a dog that travels with us. The picture above is a deep sea fishing trip last year.

Why Kris Hebert chose Crawfordville

After looking for years, we found this little cottage sitting in the trees. We immediately feel in love and have been down here for 10 years. The neighbors are wonderful and some live here year around.

What makes this house unique

Our property is ocean front. You can launch a boat off our beach at high tides. In the mornings you will see the sunrise over the lighthouse while the dolphins play in the front. You can sit on the deck and watch the unlimited number of birds hunt. You can also walk along the beach at low tide to collect shells and dinner. Fish right out front for redfish, cobia and mullet. Overall, a wonderful beach experience!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to let you know that we did have a wonderful visit and this was

>absolutely PERFECT!!! The home had everything we needed and prepared two

>meals for my son and his family so they could enjoy the cottage too. The

>bed was comfortable, the home was spotlessly clean and we spent every

>morning on the screened in porch enjoying the sunrise with a cup of coffee

>in hand. Thank you so much for helping us put this together.


>If I had any suggestions it would be they need a toaster and should leave

>instructions on what you want renters to do upon leaving. For example,

>wasn't sure if we should wash sheets and towels and didn't know what to do

>with garbage. Hopefully the cleaning fee covered these.




Jun 2011
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Crawfordville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The bathrooms share a shower. The shower is a glass enclosure with doors to both bathrooms. Very unique!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Gulf Waterfront Home, Unique,Relaxing,30min from Tallahasse
average rating of 4.571429 based on 15 reviews

Tranquil beauty and simplicity. If you need to relax...this place is for you.

  • 5 of 5

The sun rises over ancient St Marks. The breeze in the palms is the only sound. For excitement, a dolphin chasing mullet in the shallows. We are so relaxed we won’t need The Inkwell for a while, but when we do we will definitely return. Great place!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a great review! Yes, it is a very relaxing and tranquil place. So glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you again!
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A wonderful, quiet hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Depending on what you're looking for, this property is a wonderful, quiet getaway. With only 1 neighbour (who are lovely and quiet) and set just feet from the water, this a lovely spot for quiet reading, nearby hiking and beautiful sunrises. It is generally well equipped for dinners although the small kitchen may not be good for a large meal prep. Some definite pluses are the amazing views from the entire main living area, and the large shower and heat lamps in the bathrooms! The king bed is also very comfortable.

There are some things to note (not cons per se, but depending on what you're looking for this may or may not be the place for you). There is not a sandy beach for sunset walks or ocean waves to relax by. (sunrise views from the deck but a walk down to the marshy area is needed for sunset views (short stroll). It is a marshy grass area when the tide is up and wet muck when the tide is out so bring rubber boots (not great for kids or dogs depending on your muck love level). The bedroom doesn't have drawer storage to unpack for small items like socks/underwear etc, but ample shelving. The bathroom could use some shelves over the toilet or something as there is no place for all the small bathroom items most women carry and very little counter space. There are no movies/dvd player, games or books (we did leave 2 books to start a collection LOL). I would watch small dogs on the deck as the bars are far apart and if you have a curious, hunt for birds type pooch they could get through and fall. The outdoor grill is a green egg, not a normal charcoal grill so allow for a lot of heat up time for proper cooking, takes quite a bit longer than a normal grill.......instructions left for renter would be nice as we had to google how to use the green egg.

I would say the one thing I didn't like was no curtains in the bathrooms/bedroom which face the neighbours decking and driveway, would be nice to have even the stick on window film for eg. The bedroom curtains are sheer which doesn't allow for sleeping in with the sunrise coming in and the bedroom window faces the shared driveway with the neighbour so a little weird for privacy.

Overall, a lovely quiet place and would recommend!


  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed your stay! The area is part of The St Mark’s Wildlife Refuge and is a native nursery habitat. Walking the marshy water chasing blue crabs, hermit crabs and mullet net fishing is very entertaining, water shoes are recommended. The bird watching is phenomenal. Usually you will see dolphins swimming by feeding on the mullet and blue crabs. Our neighbors have just moved in so we’ll look into adjusting our window treatments, the home is on pilings and high off the ground as are the windows. We love the open, airiness of the bedroom, up in the trees. The decorative shutters close the bedroom and living space on the neighbors’ side. The bathroom windows are all high and let in the daylight. Yes, the kitchen is small. There’s some history here, the original owners only used the house for vacations and preferred cooking on the grill or eating out at the local seafood restaurants. Though small, it has top of the line appliances and a dishwasher! We’ve used the dining room table for extra prep space. The green egg is wonderful to use, you can relax on the deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico while cooking and enjoying the sunrise and sunsets. We’ve added a small dresser in the spacious master bedroom closet for unpacking, as the other ample bedroom shelving is not closed in. The bathroom has been left as it was built, towel racks take up most of the available shelving space, there is ample room under the sink for toiletries, etc. Thanks for the extra tips! It’s always nice to get others opinions and ideas on decorating!
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Loved the serenity of this setting!

  • 5 of 5

The setting of this rental is even more beautiful than the listing portrays. My husband and I really enjoyed the few days we spent here. Unfortunately the weather was too chilly to sit on the screened porch much or open the house up, but we could imagine how great that would be. We loved the sunrises and sunsets over the water and watching the tides rise and fall. The house is well-equipped for a couple, although we did miss wifi, I'm sorry to say. Guess we're too dependent upon our devices, and need a higher data plan. We really enjoyed being able to travel 30 minutes or so sightseeing, then return to the serenity of this spot. Thank you for sharing "The Inkwell" with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Yes the sunrises and sunsets are both visible this time of year! Hopefully a WiFi and satellite internet will get better with time, or a provider company will eventually install a cable. We’re just one of those remote areas where our choices are still so limited and inefficient. So, relax and enjoy being unplugged!
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A very special trip in an amazing old florida setting

  • 5 of 5

My dad, two boys and I had a great time here... Loved the spot on the water with the amazing sunrise views in the morning. The boys enjoyed the water, explored the area around the property and we were able to find allot of interesting nearby places in the area to enjoy the abundant wildlife... Even got in some fishing time... It really was a great getaway and the house had a rustic feel and allot of space. Really enjoyed the screen room, secluded feel of the oaks, pines, palms and grilling on the back balcony... We will surely will plan to return and Kris the property manager was very helpful and went out of her way to make our trip work out great!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and experienced our piece of “The Forgotten Coast”! Hope to see you again in the future! Kris
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Wonderful and relaxing getaway

  • 4 of 5

The property is very nice and secluded . Great and beautiful water front views. The house itself was rustic and comfortable. Everything was neat and clean. The king bed was extremely comfortable. The house is a drive from conviences and local beaches with most things being 15-20 minutes away . Unable to access water from house as there was no dock and lots of mud but I'm sure people who kyack or canoe could do so if they wanted. Great choice for couple who want to sit back relax and watch nature and the beautiful sunsets.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stop the world i want to get off.....Here.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to get away. Pack lite, you don't need alot. Great kitchen, plenty of cookware, plates and utensils. Green Egg grill doesn't need much charcoal and hard to overcook on. Direct TV with movie channels. Screened outside porch with fan is good for breakfast looking at wildlife and dolphins. Have a kayak, bring it. Keep under shelter, short drag to open water. Close to St. Marks, outzs 2 oyster bar with lots of Harleys ridden by friendly people and other stores close by. Fun place.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise! Hope you'll visit again!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Tallahassee Regional
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Wildwood Golf Course
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Shell Point Beach County Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Riverside cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Wakulla Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Fish Camp
Nearest Point of Interest
Shellpoint Beach
Car: necessary

Angelos resturant is on the bridge in Panacea overlooking the Ochlockonee Bay.About 20 minutes , west on hwy 98

The Seinyard is on hwy 98, just west of us..

Mineral springs to buy fresh local seafood is in panacea, on hwy 98.

St. Marks Refuge and Historic Lighthouse are about 15 miles East. There is a small museum there with some local history.

Take the Big Bend Scenic Highway (98) to Historical Apalachicola for quaint shopping and visit the incredible white sand beaches on St. George Island, 60 miles west. Bike the St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail from Tallahassee to the Lighthouse.

Visit Wakulla Springs State Park with Glass bottom boat rides and a diving platform, about 20 minutes away. great, chilly, swimming. Creature from the deep and Airplane were both filmed there.

We are in Crawfordville, if you'd like to google other info.

Visit for info on fishing seasons , etc.

You will need a fishing license. Can be purchased ahead of time on-line, or at the local Walmart or bait shops. See

FWC below.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 888-347-4356

Capt. David Fife. 850-687-0422 is in Shell Point,

about 8 miles west, for great local charter fishing.

St. Marks Outfitters is a full service guide, and kayak rental business. We specialize in coastal inshore fishing, and eco-adventures,can rent kayaks

721 Port Leon Drive St. Marks, FL 32355

(850) 925-3133 850-510-7919

This website has lots of information about the area. We are in Wakulla


Fishing info..

You'll have the most success with live bait. We have a bait shop Angie's marine supply, in panacea, about 10 miles west.

There's also walmart on 319,

Angie's marine supply and Crums a little farther west on 98. All have tackle. Crums is a fun place to shop, flip flops , knick knacks, beer, marine gas , fishing poles and boat parts...

You'll be able to fish from the dock and kayaks. You will need a fishing license.

St Marks Lighthouse, Apalachee Bay, for the closest tidal information, we're about a 10 minute delay from it.

Available at any of the above mentioned stores or ,Florida wildlife commission. The site has good info, there's a phone # to get your license too.

Please contact me for any other information or questions.

Enjoy your stay!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates may be higher on FSU football weekends and Holidays.
Additional guests $50 per, no more than 6 total.
No cats. Maximum 2 small dogs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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